Is VAT on food on its way?

The food and farming charity, Sustain, has come up with the wizard wheeze of taxing sugary soft drinks. Logic suggests the tax would be on the sugar content, as is the case with the alcohol content of booze, and the ramifications of that would be wide-ranging.

The income would pay for free school meals, they argue, and increase the uptake of fruit and vegetables. Now then, hands on heart, how many kids do you know who, if deprived of sugary drinks, would head straight for the apples and carrots? Yep, that’s what I thought.

It’s been repeatedly demonstrated, mainly on Continue reading